Lifetime Achievement Award Honors Shari Hodgson
On Friday, May 15, 250 attendees gathered at The Alfond Inn to celebrate 25 years of Leadership Winter Park. What began with a vision to develop leaders who would become active and informed citizens for the betterment of Winter Park has transformed into a thriving program with more than 800 graduates who are among the area’s top business executives, non-profit board members and elected officials.
The evening honored Shari v. N. Hodgson with the Leadership Winter Park Lifetime Achievement Award for her devotion to the development and success of our leadership programs, including Youth Leaders.
Debra Hendrickson, vice president for the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce explained, “Shari is someone I credit with instilling in me the passion I feel for the programs of Leadership Winter Park.” Many of our alumni have worked with Shari on one committee or another over the years and would agree, her enthusiasm is contagious and her dedication is unwavering. Congratulations, Shari!